Adult Basic Skills

  • Welcome to the Adult Basic Skills Department at Mt. Hood Community College!

    We are ready to help you reach your goals, whether it is improving your English to enter college or the workplace, earning your GED, or improving your basic skills to be successful in your next educational endeavor.

    Our programs include:

    • Adult Basic Education/General Educational Development (ABE/GED)
    • English as a Second Language-non-credit (ESL)
    • Intensive English for College and Career-credit (IECC)
    • Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (IBEST)
  • Contact Information

    Contact Primary Focus 2

    503-491-7333 (English)
    503-491-7675 (Español)

    Maywood Park:

  • About ABS

    Learn more about our mission, our location, contact information and hours of operation.

    ABE/GED Program

    Interested in getting your GED, improving your basic skills?

    Hay clases en Español.

    Adult High School Diploma

    Adult High School Diploma

    The Adult High School Diploma program (AHSD) is designed for students aged 16 years or older, who would like to earn or complete their high school diploma while taking high school and/or college courses at Mt. Hood Community College. There is no maximum age limit for the program-we welcome anyone who has the goal of completing their high school education!

    ESL Program

    Do you want to learn English?

    ¿Quieres aprender Inglés? 

    Вы хотите учить Английский?

    Bạn có muốn học anh văn không?

    هل ترغب في تعلم اللغة الإنجليزية؟

    IECC Program

    Intensive English for College and Careers courses will develop and improve the language and study skills you need to achieve your college, career, and life goals.


    Citizenship is a free class that prepares students to apply for and pass the United States Citizenship Test.

    Project YESS

    Project YESS is a youth education and workforce program designed to help youth prepare for the GED examination, establish career goals, develop job search skills and transition to college or advanced training opportunities.